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Financial Analyst

  • Location

    Herefordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Brent Slocombe

  • Contact email:

    brent.slocombe@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    149236BSL_1537605892

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-20

  • Start date:

    24/09/2018

This position is responsible for delivering financial analysis that provides insight and enhances decision making. The position holder will be able to provide a view on performance and opportunities that exist for further investigation and/or improvements by FP&A and other business teams. This position will support process improvements by delivering new technology solutions to management reporting and will support report standardization and rationalization This position provides analysed information in a structured way to provide insight, assessing historic & current business performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for improvement for the FP&A team who will prioritize and build action plans. The position holder will lead management reporting and annual planning lifecycle including budgeting, forecasting, analysis including commentary, product & customer profitability analysis and cost analysis. This position holder will be expected to partner closely the business and other finance domains (i.e. Accounting & Reporting-A&R, Finance Risk management-FRM, and FP&A). This position requires strong financial analysis, leadership, business acumen, risk management, influencing and change management skills.

Main Tasks:
Ensure timely and accurate financial and management reporting and analysis of business performance (KPIs, Metrics). Partner effectively with FP&A for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain/measure business performance and the frequency - design and deliver the report with the right level of analysis

Ensure optimization and standardization of management reporting across the country

Supports and implements process simplification and enhancements to standardize and improve business information (e.g. development of standardized and consistent dashboard reporting)

Provides input and identifies opportunities to improve data integrity and usefulness for effective management reporting

Improve reporting through leveraging technology (Tableau, Power BI, SAP)

Understand legacy systems and develop a strong management information system/process

Able to continuously improve the level of management reporting within the team

Respond to ad hoc requests from FP&A commercial teams as per the business needs

Responds to moderately complex ad hoc requests with constructive and high quality solutions

Provide commentary and initial analysis and interpretation of the results to the business

Work closely with the A&R, Finance COEs and FP&A team to achieve finance objective

Support the corporate budgeting and monitoring, including control of expenses, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Proven finance experience

Advanced Excel and data analytics including demonstrated ability for use of BI tools (Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx and other data tools)

Understanding and experience working with SAP is preferred

Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making

Demonstrated commitment to Internal Controls

Strong interpersonal skills

Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity

Able to adapt and learn new technology and tools

Critical ability to deal with large level of ambiguity and large scale change processes

Strong analysis and ability to present financial information in a clear manner which drive improved business decisions

Strong process, control mindset and curious and courageous to continuously look at opportunities for improvement

Excellent communication skills in fluent English.